A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-04
ISBN: 9781506445991
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

John J. Collins's A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. This more compact version of Collins's renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading.Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: Tim Dowley
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-04-15
ISBN: 150644606X
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

John J. Collins's A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. This more compact version of Collins's renowned Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is combined with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

The Hebrew Bible As Literature

The Hebrew Bible As Literature
Author: Tod Linafelt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 0195300076
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hebrew Bible As Literature Book Excerpt:

The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 1451484364
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The second edition has been revised where more recent scholarship indicates it, and is now presented in a refreshing new format.

The Dead Sea Scrolls a Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls  a Very Short Introduction
Author: Timothy Lim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN: 0198779526
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls a Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. In this Very Short introductions, Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds, and the religious, political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery. He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, and the origins of early Christianity. Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, and the study of the biblical texts, the canon, and the history of the Second Temple Period, he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism. Was the archaeological site of Qumran a centre of monastic life, a fortress, a villa, or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And, finally, do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Bible a Very Short Introduction

The Bible  a Very Short Introduction
Author: John Riches
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 0198863330
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible a Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

This Very Short Introduction explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the role of Biblical criticism, the appropriation of the Bible in high and popular culture, and its use for political ends.

The Old Testament A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2008-03-28
ISBN: 0195305051
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Testament A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

This Very Short Introduction provides a short, accessible overview for general readers interested in learning more about the Old Testament and its interpretation. Coogan explores the significance of the history and literature of the Old Testament and describes how non-biblical evidence, such as archaeological data and texts, has illuminated the Old Testament in a larger context. Coogan discusses law in the Bible, particularly the Ten Commandments and the biblical understandings of prophecy, myth, exodus, death, and afterlife. Finally, Coogan discusses the enduring significance of the Old Testament.

The Hebrew Bible as Literature A Very Short Introduction

The Hebrew Bible as Literature  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Tod Linafelt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN: 0199910472
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hebrew Bible as Literature A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible A

Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible  A
Author: John Joseph Collins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781451411317
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible A Book Excerpt:

Jesus A Very Short Introduction

Jesus  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Richard Bauckham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN: 0199575274
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

Bauckham shows that Jesus was devoted to the God of Israel, with a special focus on God's fatherly love and compassion, and like every Jewish teacher he expounded the Torah, but did so in his own distinctive way.

Jewish History

Jewish History
Author: David N. Myers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199730989
Category: Jews
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish History Book Excerpt:

"How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. This book charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation"--

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics
Author: David Jasper
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9780664227517
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short Introduction to Hermeneutics Book Excerpt:

Hermeneutics defines the rules used to search out the meaning of Scripture. This book assesses major Biblical interpreters & approaches to hermeneutics from the patristic period to the present day.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2018-04
ISBN: 9781506445984
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Book Excerpt:

John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. The approach is ecumenical, in the sense that it seeks not to impose any particular theological perspective but to provide information and raise questions that should be relevant to any student.Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time.

Judaism A Very Short Introduction

Judaism  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Norman Solomon
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1996-10-03
ISBN: 0191606472
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judaism A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

Norman Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to answering questions such as Who are Jews? and How did Judaism Develop?, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism-its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Third Edition The Writings

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible  Third Edition   The Writings
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 1506446485
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible Third Edition The Writings Book Excerpt:

John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most popular introductory textbooks in colleges and seminary classrooms. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students, regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. The third edition is presented in a new and engaging format with new maps and images. An index has been added to the volume for the first time. In order to enhance classroom use, Collins's major text has now been divided into four volumes, one for each major part of the Hebrew Bible. This volume focuses on the Writings. Here, Collins explores Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles, as well as the books of poetry and wisdom. Also included are sections on Hebrew short stories, Daniel, and a number of the books belonging to the Apocrypha. The volume also contains the introduction to Collins's major text and is now available with even more student-friendly features, including charts, maps, photographs, chapter summaries, and bibliographies for further reading. Collins presents the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understandings of the biblical text and engages the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world.

A short introduction to the literature of the Old Testament

A short introduction to the literature of the Old Testament
Author: George Herbert Box
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1924
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A short introduction to the literature of the Old Testament Book Excerpt:

Biblical Archaeology A Very Short Introduction

Biblical Archaeology  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Eric H Cline
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2009-09-28
ISBN: 9780199741076
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biblical Archaeology A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Important discoveries with relevance to the Bible are made virtually every year--during 2007 and 2008 alone researchers announced at least seven major discoveries in Israel, five of them in or near Jerusalem. Biblical Archaeology offers a passport into this fascinating realm, where ancient religion and modern science meet, and where tomorrow's discovery may answer a riddle that has lasted a thousand years. Archaeologist Eric H. Cline here offers a complete overview of this exciting field. He discusses the early pioneers, such as Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie and William Foxwell Albright, the origins of biblical archaeology as a discipline, and the major controversies that first prompted explorers to go in search of objects and sites that would "prove" the Bible. He then surveys some of the most well-known biblical archaeologists, including Kathleen Kenyon and Yigael Yadin, the sites that are essential sources of knowledge for biblical archaeology, such as Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, Lachish, Masada, and Jerusalem, and some of the most important discoveries that have been made, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Mesha Inscription, and the Tel Dan Stele. Subsequent chapters examine additional archaeological finds that shed further light on the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, the issue of potential frauds and forgeries, including the James Ossuary and the Jehoash Tablet, and future prospects of the field. Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction captures the sense of excitement and importance that surrounds not only the past history of the field but also the present and the future, with fascinating new discoveries made each and every season. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture
Author: Yoram Hazony
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 1139536257
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture Book Excerpt:

What if the Hebrew Bible wasn't meant to be read as 'revelation'? What if it's not really about miracles or the afterlife – but about how to lead our lives in this world? The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading the Bible. It shows how biblical authors used narrative and prophetic oratory to advance universal arguments about ethics, political philosophy and metaphysics. It offers bold new studies of biblical narratives and prophetic poetry, transforming forever our understanding of what the stories of Abel, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and David and the speeches of Isaiah and Jeremiah, were meant to teach. The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture assumes no belief in God or other religious commitment. It assumes no previous background in Bible. It is free of disciplinary jargon. Open the door to a book you never knew existed. You'll never read the Bible the same way again.

A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament

A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament
Author: Michael David Coogan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament Book Excerpt:

This resource is a concise and updated version of Coogan's 'The Old Testament'. It takes a historical and literary approach to exploring the Hebrew Bible. It begins with two introductory chapters, in order to give students the preliminary background necessary to prepare for analysis of the biblical texts 'in context'.

Angels A Very Short Introduction

Angels  A Very Short Introduction
Author: David Albert Jones
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN: 0199547300
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

What are angels? Where were they first encountered? Can we distinguish angels from gods, fairies, ghosts, and aliens? And why do they remain so popular? This Very Short Introduction investigates stories and speculations about angels in religions old and new, in art, literature, film, and the popular imagination.